Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Bike Accident Lawyer

People choose to ride bicycles for a variety of reasons, both personal and economical. The exercise and fresh air make bike riding an invigorating and healthy means of transportation. In fact, many individuals with short commutes tend to favor bikes over cars because of lower costs and fewer maintenance hassles. Furthermore, those with an interest in environmental concerns ride bikes to lower carbon emission and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Regardless of your reasons for getting on a bicycle, you’re sharing the road with other vehicles that are faster, heavier, and capable of causing significant injuries should a bicycle accident occur. Since your bicycle is considered a vehicle, it is crucial that you follow the rules of the road as though you were driving a car, truck, or motorcycle.

Unfortunately, even if you do your best to follow traffic laws and make yourself visible to others on the road, bicycle accidents do occur. This is especially true in urban areas with high traffic congestion and lots of nearby distractions. If a driver’s negligence caused you injury during a bicycle accident, then you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, and lost wages.

Of course, many bicyclists may not know where to turn when they are injured. They don’t have insurance on their bikes and they may not be aware of the complexities of filing an insurance claim. This is especially true for Spanish-speaking cyclists who may feel overwhelmed by an insurance company’s lingo and/or tricks.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Recover Losses from a Bicycle Injury

The Ward Law Group is ready to help both English and Spanish-speaking cyclists injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. You followed the traffic laws while trying to get to work, school, or run errands. Why should you suffer when someone driving a car or truck didn’t do the same? 

Let us take care of the negotiation and litigation with insurance companies. After all, you may be in pain, missing work, and have no source of transportation to get to where you need to be. By enlisting the help of the Ward Law Group, we will make sure that insurance companies don’t shortchange you from receiving the compensation you deserve.

Types of Bicycle Accident Claims We Settle

While some bicycle accidents result from rider error or ignoring the rules of the road, the most serious accidents often involve other motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 840 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes during 2016. This accounts for 2.2% of total fatalities in traffic accidents.

Like motorcycles, car drivers have a harder time spotting bicyclists. This is especially true when those operating motor vehicles aren’t following the rules of the road.

If your bicycle accident occurs because of the negligence of a car or truck driver, then the Ward Law Group can help you settle a claim. Our legal experts will ensure that you receive the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Here are just a few of the bicycle accident claims that we’ve settled:

  • Reckless Driving Accident: Speeding, inattention while lane-changing, and tailgating can all put a bicyclist at risk for sustaining major injuries.
  • Texting While Driving: Those who check their phones or other mobile devices while driving aren’t paying attention to their surroundings. Many states have laws banning the use of mobile devices while driving. If you were involved in a bicycle accident with a distracted driver, then you may be entitled to significant compensation.
  • Drunk Driving Accident: In 2016, alcohol was involved in 35 percent of fatal bicycle accidents. If a drunk or impaired driver caused you injury while riding a bike, we can help you get the compensation you need.
  • Road Rage Accident: Some people can’t seem to control their emotions while in heavily trafficked areas. In some cases, they take their rage out on cyclists who are just trying to share the road. We will address this unacceptable behavior (known as an intentional tort) while filing your bike accident claim.
  • Uber Accident: Those employed by rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft often want to transport passengers quickly. This is how they make more money. Unfortunately, these drivers may neglect basic traffic safety laws to do so. Negligent Uber or Lyft drivers need to pay for the damages that they cause during bicycle accidents.  

Types of Bike Accident Injuries & Compensation

Since you have very little protective equipment while riding a bike, getting into an accident can result in serious injuries. Even if you are wearing a helmet—as you should every time you ride a bike—bike accident injuries can be debilitating or even life-threatening.

Consider yourself lucky if you walk away from a bicycle accident with road rash, cuts, and/or bruises. All too often, those involved in a bicycle accident suffer more serious injuries that can put them out of work, cause significant pain and suffering, and prevent them from spending quality time with loved ones.

Common types of bicycle injuries include:

  • Broken Bones: A broken arm or leg can limit your ability to work and provide for your family.
  • Concussions: This is a jolt or sudden blow to the head that interrupts the way in which your brain normally functions.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to your spine or spinal cord can cause paralysis, muscles weakness, and significant pain.
  • Bulging or Herniated Discs: When a gel-like layer between the bones of the spine sustains damage, it can put pressure on the spinal cord. This often results in pain, a lack of mobility, and in severe cases, paralysis.
  • Damage to Internal Organs: A serious trauma can cause internal bleeding and damage to the organs. Types of internal injuries include punctured lungs, ruptured spleens, liver lacerations, etc.

Receiving Compensation for Your Accident

If you are injured in a bicycle accident that isn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost work, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, insurance companies want to save money by minimizing your injuries and offering you a quick payout well below what you deserve. Why? Because insurance companies want to make a profit. They aren’t always looking out for your best interests.

Instead, you need a lawyer who is an expert at processing personal injury claims. The Ward Law Group knows all the “tricks” of insurance companies. We will make sure that you obtain the money you need to support your family and recover from your injuries.

You have enough to worry about as you heal. Let us take care of communicating with the insurance companies and filling out the necessary paperwork. If the insurance company tries to deny your claim or offer you much less than you truly deserve, we will take them to court and fight to secure your livelihood.

The Ward Law Group has experience fighting for people involved in all types of accidents. For example, if you can no longer work because of a bicycle accident, then you need to obtain compensation to pay your bills and protect your family. Our firm once helped a single mother who lost her job at Pizza Hut because of injuries sustained during a high-speed collision. Our team of legal experts won over $390,000 in compensation for this woman so that she could support her family while she recuperated from her injuries.

Don’t attempt to fight the insurance companies alone. The Ward Law Group can (and will) help you navigate the complicated world of insurance claims.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

If you are involved in a bicycle accident, then the first thing you want to do is reach a safe location. If your accident occurs at a busy roadway or intersection, go to a safe spot away from other traffic. And, if possible, move your bike away from the highway to protect it from further damage.

Make sure that you call 911 or your local emergency number. When possible, stay at the scene of the bicycle accident. When the police arrive on the scene, they will draft an accident report, which will go to your insurance company. If you have injuries that require immediate care, make sure to get the help that you need first and foremost. Emergency medical personnel will assess your injuries and recommend whether you need to receive specialized treatment at a hospital.

If you sustained an injury because of another driver’s negligence, then contact the Ward Law Group ASAP. Our team of bicycle accident specialists will help you file a claim and explain the often confusing jargon of insurance companies.  

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

A personal injury claim can be a tricky, time-consuming process. This is especially true if you are in pain and worrying about how you’re going to pay next month’s bills. You have enough going on after a biking accident. We do the legwork with the insurance companies so that you can recover in ease.

If you are a Spanish-speaking individual who needs to file a claim, then the process can be even more confusing. You may feel overwhelmed when struggling to understand the process of filing an insurance claim. By enlisting the help of the Ward Law Group, you don’t have to worry about the additional language barrier. We communicate directly with the insurance companies and make sure that they aren’t taking advantage of you.

Important Statue: State laws often limit the amount of time allowed to file a personal injury claim when you suffer a bike accident. Don’t hesitate to call the Ward Law Group at 855-DOLOR-55 (855-365-6755) today! You deserve compensation for your injuries and suffering. Having the right lawyer by your side could make all the difference between a difficult transition back to health and a smooth post-accident recovery.

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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